Hamhung, North Korea Population 1950-2020

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Hamhung, North Korea metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current population of Hamhung in 2020 is 549,000, a 0.72% decline from 2019.
  • The population of Hamhung in 2019 was 553,000, a 0.9% decline from 2018.
  • The population of Hamhung in 2018 was 558,000, a 1.06% decline from 2017.
  • The population of Hamhung in 2017 was 564,000, a 0.88% decline from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in North Korea
City Name Population
Pyongyang 3,084,000
Chongjin 642,000
Hamhung 549,000
Wonsan 353,000
Sinuiju 326,000
Hamhung - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 549,000 -0.72%
2019 553,000 -0.90%
2018 558,000 -1.06%
2017 564,000 -0.88%
2016 569,000 -1.04%
2015 575,000 -1.03%
2014 581,000 -0.85%
2013 586,000 -1.01%
2012 592,000 -1.00%
2011 598,000 -0.99%
2010 604,000 -0.98%
2009 610,000 -0.97%
2008 616,000 -0.96%
2007 622,000 -0.96%
2006 628,000 -0.95%
2005 634,000 -0.94%
2004 640,000 -1.08%
2003 647,000 -0.92%
2002 653,000 -0.91%
2001 659,000 -1.05%
2000 666,000 -1.04%
1999 673,000 -0.88%
1998 679,000 -1.02%
1997 686,000 -1.01%
1996 693,000 -0.86%
1995 699,000 -0.99%
1994 706,000 -0.42%
1993 709,000 0.14%
1992 708,000 0.28%
1991 706,000 0.14%
1990 705,000 0.14%
1989 704,000 0.28%
1988 702,000 0.14%
1987 701,000 2.34%
1986 685,000 2.39%
1985 669,000 2.45%
1984 653,000 2.35%
1983 638,000 2.41%
1982 623,000 2.47%
1981 608,000 2.36%
1980 594,000 2.77%
1979 578,000 2.85%
1978 562,000 2.74%
1977 547,000 2.82%
1976 532,000 2.70%
1975 518,000 2.98%
1974 503,000 2.65%
1973 490,000 2.73%
1972 477,000 2.80%
1971 464,000 2.88%
1970 451,000 2.73%
1969 439,000 2.81%
1968 427,000 3.89%
1967 411,000 5.38%
1966 390,000 5.41%
1965 370,000 5.41%
1964 351,000 5.41%
1963 333,000 5.38%
1962 316,000 5.33%
1961 300,000 5.26%
1960 285,000 5.56%
1959 270,000 5.06%
1958 257,000 5.33%
1957 244,000 5.63%
1956 231,000 5.48%
1955 219,000 5.29%
1954 208,000 5.05%
1953 198,000 5.88%
1952 187,000 5.06%
1951 178,000 5.33%
1950 169,000 0.00%